Archive of April 20, 2009

Embryo research guidelines could open door for 'clone and kill' method, congressman warns

Apr 20, 2009 - 10:48 pm .- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Friday announced its request for public comment on draft guidelines concerning human embryonic stem cell research. One pro-life congressman warned that the proposal could lead to “clone and kill” cell harvesting, and that the research cheapens human life.

Bishop Finn surveys pro-life battlefield, addresses Catholic dissent

Apr 20, 2009 - 08:16 pm .- Saying Catholics are “at war” with “the glamour of evil,” Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph Robert W. Finn delivered a keynote address at a pro-life convention on Saturday lamenting “dissension in the ranks” and calling on Catholics to never become used to the “crime against humanity” that is abortion.

Mexican cardinal stands his ground as feminists push for legal abortion

Apr 20, 2009 - 05:36 pm .- Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez of Guadalajara in Mexico has rejected attempts by feminist organizations to intimidate the Church into ceasing its defense of the unborn's right to life, and has added that he would continue speaking out against abortion.

Kansas pro-life leader charges Sebelius with hiding abortionist ties

Apr 20, 2009 - 05:14 pm .- One of Kansas' leading pro-life advocates is charging that Kathleen Sebelius knowingly omitted donations from an infamous late-term abortionist in her answers to the Senate Finance Committee during recent questioning.

New Archbishop of Valencia: Church must not be afraid of evangelizing

Apr 20, 2009 - 03:29 pm .- Newly appointed Archbishop Carlos Osoro of Valencia, Spain said during a recent interview that although there are difficulties to overcome in evangelizing Spaniards, Catholics should not shrink from difficulties.

'Galileo and the Vatican' debunks black legend about scientist and the Church

Apr 20, 2009 - 02:03 pm .- “Galileo and the Vatican” is the title of a new book that gathers together the documents of the commission created by Pope John Paul II on the famous Italian scientist and, according to Cardinal Paul Poupard who headed up the study group, seeks to debunk the black legend and other myths about this case.

Pontifical Council for the Laity publishes magazine on WYD Sydney 2008

Apr 20, 2009 - 01:04 pm .- The youth department of the Pontifical Council for the Laity has published the “WYD Magazine,” dedicated completely to World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney.

After attack, Cardinal Terrazas says remaining silent 'would be to betray my mission'

Apr 20, 2009 - 12:20 pm .- Speaking from his home in Masicuri, Bolivia, where he has been resting over the weekend, Cardinal Julio Terrazas of Santa Cruz told the PAT network that despite the attack on his residence last week, “I am not afraid. To say that I will not speak out anymore would be to betray my mission, which goes beyond my own life.”

Pope calls on Franciscans to continue cooperating with the Church

Apr 20, 2009 - 10:43 am .- On Saturday, some 3,000 members of the Franciscan family met at Castel Gandalfo with Pope Benedict to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Pope Innocent III approving their founder's first rule. The Holy Father called upon the group to seek personal conversion, and then, cooperating with the pastors of the Church, work to "make her face, as the bride of Christ, ever more beautiful."

Holy Father's visit to Italian earthquake victims announced

Apr 20, 2009 - 10:01 am .- Pope Benedict will visit the Italian region of Abruzzo on April 28, the region devastated by a series of earthquakes earlier this month, the Vatican announced on Saturday.

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